The period of 1803-1853 saw a tremendous physical expansion of the United States. Additionally, the strength of the U.S. Government increased dramatically (thanks in part to the Marshall Court - see DBQ Lesson). However, there existed tensions as this "American Nationalism" grew. First, investigate the extent to which American Nationalism grew, and weigh this evidence against the information gleaned in "The Growth of American Sectionalism".
The Growth of American Nationalism
Spangled Banner | Hezekiah Niles
"The Prospect Before Us" | James
Monroe and "American Nationalism" | The
Tariff Issue | Securing
Assignment One - Star Spangled Banner
Assignment Two - "The Prospect Before Us"
Assignment Three - James Monroe's 1st Inaugural Address
Assignment Four - The Tariff Issue
In the early 1790s, Alexander Hamilton (in his Report on Manufactures)
called for a protective tariff. In 1816, the United States agreed
to create its first protective
- After reading the selections above be ready to discuss how EACH agreement
helped secure American borders. Also be ready to discuss the
larger implications - the effect these agreements had on a growing American nationalism.
Tensions to American Nationalism